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amid gunfire and clashes an assault by security forces ends the siege of a car a mosque of the hundreds of muslim brotherhood supporters had barricaded themselves inside auntie's correspondent witness the events. russia's far east is threatened by what could be the biggest floods in over a century or seen more than seventeen thousand feet high amid fears the worst is yet to come. and u.s. lawmakers call for reform of the n.s.a. after a leaked report revealed congress was kept in the dark even spies to breach privacy was an act with little or no oversight.
around the world and around the clock this is. well following an overnight sea and an intense gun fight security forces stormed a mosque in central cairo where hundreds of business protesters were holed up house of worship became a focal point for mercy loyalists after it was made into a makeshift hospital and morgue the casualties of a government crackdown a correspondent well true who's in the egyptian capital witnessed the raid and brings us the details now. it's extremely tense and bloody standoff between morsi supporters and security forces and he did so finally after twenty four hours watching happen today i was there by this central cairo mosque a few kilometers away away from where i'm standing and there were about seven hundred to a thousand protesters holed up in a room barricaded in against the security forces that encircled this mosque following protests on friday that turned into clashes when mostly support is and
members of their police force basically had a massive clash so what happened today was that these people were stuck in that they haven't had access to water or food for twenty four hours they were injured people in that they needed medical attention and security forces were firing tear gas and i mean into the building at about two pm three pm this afternoon a shooting from one of the minaret started firing on the security forces which then erupted in another bout of clashes it was absolutely chaotic there was ten gas there was gunfire some foreign journalists themselves would go into very muddled up in the whole fray it was a complete mess basically these protesters were stuck in this back room calling their relatives and also media attention they said they needed help especially as the ones who were injured there had been a makeshift morgue at this particular mosque during the day on friday the bodies had been removed at the end just hadn't right now the latest be how the security forces have taken them out of the mosque and arrested them so we have to wait to
see how that story develops and the prime minister also released a statement said today saying that the muslim brotherhood should perhaps be dissolved and he also mentioned that there have been a number of churches burned by is this is a misquote is of mohamed morsy as well as police stations attacked meanwhile in the brotherhood side we've had the fatality of those two premier mohamad by the who is that kind of theological leader his son was killed so we're going to see a lot of anger from the mr brotherhood side as well we've got a very divided egypt today with two science refusing to back down a lot of violence with a rising death toll this story isn't going to end anytime soon. well continuing cycle of violence in egypt has led to growing fears about the possibility of civil war in the country both the muslim brotherhood and the army of ben each other for the bloodshed and my colleague mary mitchell she talked to supporters from opposite ends of egypt's political spectrum. we had protesters that were in the city and
accused of criminal acts and accuse of harboring a fugitive and whoring militants and using kids and children as human shields and there is no political justification that can be put to put that there is a political demand that you put children as human shields and you use militants and you put children beside militants as human shields but there's just hash what i wife told me was sorry for interrupting you but those protests were they were not as well they were sitting in there and just protesting against what they saw i apologize i apologize they were not they were not peaceful they were not peaceful or talk we also have the suitable for task seemingly surrendering with his hands out and what happens next to me is it's being shot at an investigation should be carried but you cannot there is no political cover there is no political reasoning to have a militant march in the streets of cairo whenever you see police or army marching through the streets of cairo you're not seeing you're not see people terrified you're not seeing people scared away but if you see a militant group like the muslim brotherhood marching through you know you'll find
a lot of people screaming away and running away because we know that these are our men these are militants they are shooting at anybody that this agree with their political redirected there is no political cover for such acts there is no political cover to burn down churches when you have been attacked by the police if you're protesting in the police if you're interesting before we let you know when we're you should actually and then it's your shit you're not going down and burn down churches it's not going to. i feel that i am right all just shy there are no two sides their only option nation egyptian people that has said there was no true conflict inside of watching all these people the tens of thousands or hundreds of thousands of peaceful people on the street we can't see anyone with any we can amongst these women and children and families from all parts of egypt it's not a fight. it's an attack of the system against innocent
peaceful demonstrations this is not a violence in the street these are not clashes these are people committing massacres against innocent people after all these thousands of killings and massacres we have seen. members of the military force unfortunately killing with with with the sort of gun that's only used in the battlefield against warriors not against children and women and i'm sure many people have seen the images of those who have been killed with these sorts of illegal weapons i think at that stage the military coup has failed and it's gone far beyond any sort of free conciliation. had to r.t. dot com from egypt timeline and much more on what's happening in the country and you'll find firsthand accounts of the dramatic events plus videos and images of the
unrest. of unease now around one hundred thousand people are faced with abandoning their homes and of what could be the worst flooding to hit russia's far east in a century and seventeen thousand have already been evacuated to safety after waters devastated huge swathes of land army units in. measures the crews have been dispatched to tackle the crisis was bright heavy downpours injury situation is likely to worsen is what is are expected to reach their peak next week. in three large regions with hundreds of thousands of hectares of farmland have already been swamped primmer estimates say up to sixty million dollars worth of damage has been caused and reports on the authorities greatest fears is that a nearby dam could become overwhelmed and bust the flood stretch from east to west
a distance of two thousand kilometers and from north to south a distance of five hundred kilometers now there is a real concern that the situation could get worse with more rain on over the next twenty four forty eight hours or so the flood levels are expected to peak in the middle of next week and in particular there are two points where people are seriously concerned at least the hydroelectric power stations where water levels at the moment a critical level now is a real thing which you can see behind me could bust its banks once more and could power even in a tent to try and counter that's authorities are allowing water to flow through the dams at an increased rate of twenty percent to try to relieve some of the pressure on the lower the flood waters there around three thousand military personnel in the region as well there are hospitals and kitchens as well providing simple food such as bread to help those people who have been displaced doing it's great to limit the
damage being caused by the real concern with. water is expected in the coming days the flood levels could rise the situation could be about to get worse. martin is that the scene and we'll be reporting on the latest developments there will bring you the latest as we get it. later in the program we know that the latest addition to germany's political see what the six month old alternative for germany party has in store as a host to challenge the major parties in the upcoming general election. plus the implications of over a thousand bottles of h two o. that a drunk every minute in the us we tap into some industry facts which might seem hard to spot a soft the break. choose
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coverage. welcome back now u.s. lawmakers are calling for reform and more transparency at the national security agency and soft it was revealed that congress which is supposed to provide oversight was in many cases kept in the dark about n.s.a. activities but a leaked internal audit also revealed classes of incidents of on the authorized by the agency he is going to say has apparently been violating its own rules as well as court orders issue has become all the more pressing that night of president obama's insistence earlier this month that surveillance regulations were not being abused but you're not reading about is the government actually abusing these programs and. listening in on people's phone calls or inappropriately reading people's e-mails what you're hearing about is the prospect that
these could be abused now part of the reason they're not abuse is because there are these checks are in place and those abuses would be against the wall and those checks are not working the way they're supposed to according to any step one of it from the electronic privacy information center she says the n.s.a. is that tip it is that accountability. the basic answer is there is no effective oversight to face a court there's a one party system they only hear one side of the argument congress is not effective oversight they aren't briefed on what's going on if they they said that they could have had access to this report that they didn't know existed if they went to a specific secure room and didn't bring any staff and didn't bring in the attorneys and didn't bring anything to take notes on and then they could look at the document that they didn't know was there this is this is no way oversight courts are supposed to be a two party process is supposed to be adversarial and you have one person going in
and presenting an argument there's nobody on the other side now having somebody on the other side isn't going to fix that and less there's an extra piece put into place to make it a meaningful adversary you have public reporting you have some sort of accountability so that person isn't just another green light to let these programs move forward and they can continue to throw up the oversight flag. not only on air but also online we have plenty more stories for you at r.t. dot com including apocalypse sooner than previously thought operations under way that we could she went nuclear plant which lead to catastrophic consequences if it goes wrong or not what can happen if a nuclear engineer careful plus. baby is born the parents biggest challenge often concerns the choice of a name and not the for the parents in germany who face a slightly more difficult task which gender of child they want the details at r.t. dot com.
one of germany's biggest political forces a social democratic party is celebrating its one hundred fiftieth anniversary in berlin this weekend and the main challenges to the ruling christian democrats next month's general election voters have recently been presented with fresh options with one of the newest being the alternative for germany party also held a rally this saturday the latest addition to the country's political scene is offering what for many it looks like a fresh approach on the leading part as appear to be singing from the same hymn sheet on chancellor merkel's ruling party insists on stronger ties between states
and their pro european stances said the rival social democrats. alternative for germany sees things differently it goes as far suggesting that southern states should just leave the euro zone but on the economy the main rival parties are also largely in agreement with the social democrats saying it's to wear it to end austerity. turned to for germany they think the cuts have to stop now fred rode the co-founder of the european students' liberty and says german voters have been disappointed by the coalition for some time that the current parties in parliament and especially those in government do not meet the voters' demand of solving the euro crisis by a more decentralized monetary policy in europe the coalition when they started that coalition about four years ago they were talking about reducing the size of government and cutting taxes more economic freedoms and if you look at the size of
public spending is still around between forty five and fifty percent so not much has changed and the leftist opposition in parliament is actually threatening the voters with even more government more regulation the higher taxes and more adept and that's not what people want. that's another world news in brief for you this hour more than twenty people have been killed in a string of brutal assaults in afghanistan ten workers are shot dead as taliban militants under the sole rifles attacked a road construction crew just followed by a roadside blast and a suicide bombing at a private clinic claimed another eleven lives violence is increasing across afghanistan with insurgents scrambling to regain territory and nato pull out in the twenty four team. members of a little known scottish defense league marched through edinburgh to demonstrate against what they call is a musician in the u.k. over anti fascist and left wing groups staged the rival rally was three times as
many participants do the police were deployed to keep the two apart before people were arrested. in the philippines heavy rains and rough sea conditions of forced divers to suspend this one hundred seventy missing people are on board a sunken ferry bus was carrying more than eight hundred people when it collided with a cargo ship on friday most of them rescued many passengers skate by jumping overboard but the rest were trapped inside it is thirty two people confirmed dead restoring ferry accidents and for near the overcrowding condition ships. british police are examining newly receive information the death of princess diana and dodi on fire in a car crash ninety seven scotland yard refused to provide details about the information they stressed that it was not reopening the investigation two thousand and eight. couple were killed partly due to the negligence of their driver and
partly by the way it was pursuit of pepper at sea chasing them. and in the chinese bank there is stark numbers to get eighteen hours to count eight bags full of quinn's money which is equal to fifteen hundred dollars was part of a contribution paid by a shop owner who was fined for a fight with his customers the man deemed the file unfair decided to pay part of it in queens in protest. rising house prices and pulling salaries in the u.k. that's what our economy was like skies in stacy herbert are discussing today you can catch the ball chis report about ten minutes time here but first here's a quick three. u.k. we just fall among sharpest in e.u. figures show real wage value is falling five point five percent since two thousand and ten more than in euro zone crisis countries such as spain and cyprus wages used
to provide the capital that field the capitalist economy but sands the capital so-called that's fueling the speculation is borrowed money you don't need the wage earners anymore you don't need people working because you don't need their taxes it's a perforce in this economy you don't need that money because you can borrow from the bank of england for zero percent you don't need workers just like saudi arabia they don't need the people because they just sell the oil so there's all of darkie there's a royalty there's five thousand princes then everyone else lives in abject poverty same thing in the u.k. you've got the bank of england which is a gusher of free money we don't need anyone else we don't need their wages we don't need their taxes so they can all just die and that's the message from cameron wake up and die you sorry ass mo fo that's david cameron matters to you the united kingdom good luck with that.
drinks go bottled water take some beating it's being scenes of purest of the pure something up images of mountain passes and fresh springs but there's more to the multi-billion dollar industry especially where the environment is concerned the situation has details. going a day without water is hard to imagine. but so was paying a lot more money for the same thing that comes out of a tap so. americans are the number one consumers of bottled water in the world but why are people paying so much more than they have to could the bottled water industry simply be tricking us part of the wire is a huge scam you know when you buy bottled water you're paying hundreds if not thousands of times the cost that you would be paying to simply access have already flown is almost half of bottled water is in fact just tap water. tap water that's just filtered by corporations instead of the consumer to home ads with the alluring
glaciers on bottles and gorgeous celebrities make bottled water seem so much better people are like children you know you show and also the they probably design it so people like to hold it they sure like their beautiful people or rivers coming down long term so you it's all about health so yeah it is where total fools but you think experts say it's a common misconception that bottled water is more pure in cif than tap pure marketing companies are making billions of dollars in selling this product that's more expensive than gasoline at this point to people and so they definitely benefit from people thinking that tap water is not a safe it's a wonder. why because they simply can get away with it. think outside the bottle campaign is one of an increasing number of groups challenging the corporations for the past three decades the bottled water industry
namely coke pepsi and that's really have attempted to convince us that the only place to get clean and safe water is out of a bottle which we all know is not the private water industry is really aggressively pushing. put public water that every human right into private and work in countries where pollution is high people have no choice but for americans there certainly is experts the consumers just need to be more informed topwater is actually more regulated by the environmental protection agency than bottled water is by the free drug administration well recycling is supposed to make consumers feel better in reality plastic accumulation is at a peak seventy five percent of bottles and up in our landfills oceans rivers lakes you now see them you know littering the landscape and they get only twenty five percent of them and at first sight and i think most people think that that rate is much higher in times when energy and water resources are growing scarce the pacific
and found that the equivalent of thirty two hundred fifty four million million barrels of oil are used in a year by the bottled water industry and this is the equivalent it would fuel between one and two million cars a year this will keep up unless perceptions change and we have a population growing so we're going to buy more and more bottle of water and more and more brand coming in every day pure pure the water with a ball of water at low it's like water with water with energy activists it's time to break the myth and for consumers to change habits before water is a human right is lost is it that we want to be providing our water. that our you can water for profit or is it that we want our own democratically governed. to be a good ones that are providing us with water if we take into account the huge price markups for a product that's available in most polls as well as the health environmental and
regulation concerns it might be a good time to stop and think does one really need this considering life on earth existed without plastic bottles just a few decades ago or is the trend just to be resisted. to stop the flow and they said you're going to. new york. next to box cars and stacy herbert discuss what they describe as the u.k. government's dangerous games with the economy thanks.
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welcome to the kaiser report i'm max kaiser the great big called of carney says inflation is at a mere two point eight percent in northern england this week however a pair of armed thieves were involved in a five hour standoff with police after barricading themselves into a cafe in order to stay l. yes this stuff.
there is still a cast the car is trash they know that it's worth next to nothing in this economy they just wanted. the mere existence of kids thieves in the u.k. it's a resoundingly of quantitative easing because while the creepy cult of carney says that inflation the same the headlines and the kids thieves. tell us the truth about these times the headlines reads train fares to outstrip inflation to rise four point one percent from the telegraph the headline reads paisa rising house prices outstrip the inflation with the economist predicting headline house price growth get hit seven percent energy prices and food prices are also outstripping inflation there are more prices outstripping than a pole dancing i mean first of all states ebert.